Oli McBurnie has reportedly been arrested after a video emerged showing to indicate the Sheffield United and Scotland striker concerned in a battle with a member of the general public.
The 25-second video – extensively circulated on-line over the weekend – documented the Blades striker in an altercation in a avenue in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.
McBurnie was seen within the video striding in direction of a person out of shot, knocking his cellphone to the bottom and stamping on it earlier than then showing to assault him.
McBurnie, 24, has now been questioned by officers from North Yorkshire Police after the alleged sufferer reported the incident, which occurred on Saturday night.
A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman mentioned: “A 24-year-old man from Knaresborough has been arrested in reference to an incident, which concerned one other man being assaulted.
“The 21-year-old sufferer sustained facial accidents in the course of the incident, which occurred shortly earlier than 8.30pm on Saturday Eight Might on Excessive Road, Knaresborough.
“The 24-year-old arrested man stays in custody right now.
“Anybody who witnessed the incident is requested to contact police.”
An announcement from Sheffield United learn: “Officers at Sheffield United are conscious of the video circulating on social media and are presently investigating.”
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Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish has spoken out concerning the video by defending McBurnie on Twitter and criticising the alleged sufferer for scary the previous Swansea star.
Grealish wrote: “I simply don’t get why some individuals do that these days and why they thinks it’s okay to only shout abuse at footballers while there out with household and pals. Footballers are human as effectively.”
McBurnie has scored seven objectives in 65 appearances since becoming a member of Sheffield United for £20million from Swansea in 2019.
Nonetheless, he has discovered himself in bother off the pitch earlier than.
At first of 2020, McBurnie was given a warning by the FA for his conduct at a Swansea vs Cardiff sport when he was noticed sitting amongst followers and making obscene gestures within the stands of the South Wales derby.
In July final yr he was fined £30,000 by Leeds JPs for drink driving in October 2019.
McBurnie, who’s presently sidelined with a fractured foot, has struggled for kind this season.
He has discovered the web simply as soon as in 25 appearances with the Blades struggling relegation to the Championship after a two-year keep within the Premier League.
McBurnie is an harm doubt for Scotland’s Euro 2020 marketing campaign with supervisor Steve Clarke set to call his squad subsequent month.